Catastrophic injuries can forever change the lives of the victims and their families. Traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, blindness, spinal cord injuries, limb amputation, multiple fractures and serious disfigurement can all result in a lifetime of medical care and the associated expenses, the necessity for care from others for even the simplest task, and the inability to return to work. Catastrophic accidents can happen in the workplace or can result from a serious car, truck or motorcycle collision. Catastrophic injuries are sometimes the result of a defective product, a medical error or any number of other intentional or negligent acts of others.
Catastrophic injuries are, unfortunately, more common than you might think. Having an attorney from Coxwell & Associates by their side give the victims of catastrophic injuries the support they so desperately need. Our attorneys have the necessary experience and knowledge, as well as compassion for the victims of catastrophic accidents, particularly those in which another party’s negligence was directly responsible for the injuries. Those who have experienced an accident resulting in catastrophic injuries may feel overwhelmed, believing they have no one on their side. The Coxwell & Associates attorneys will be that person by your side, the advocate in your corner. A bit more information about two of the most common types of catastrophic injuries:Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can leave the victim dealing with drastic personality changes and varying degrees of memory loss, as well as the necessity of re-learning simple, everyday tasks. Of the more than 1.7 million Americans who sustain some level of brain injury each year in the U.S., 52,000 of those will die, 275,000 will be hospitalized and will likely have serious issues associated with the injury to deal with, and the remainder are treated and released from the ER. Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the top two causes of traumatic brain injury, followed by being struck by or against an object, assaults and other/unknown. Those with serious traumatic brain injuries will probably never return to work, and will be forced to rely on caregivers to help them navigate their everyday lives.Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can leave the victim spending the remainder of his or her life in a wheelchair, or, in some cases, what may appear to be a relatively minor injury can turn into a life-changing injury (a herniated disc which is so severe it brings relentless, severe and chronic pain to the victim). There are approximately 17,000 new spinal cord injury cases in the United States every year, while the number of those in the U.S. who are currently living with a spinal cord injury is approximately 282,000. Males account for at least 80 percent of all new spinal cord injury cases. As far as the causes of spinal cord injuries, automobile accidents are the primary cause, with falls being the second most-common cause.The Many Challenges Associated with Catastrophic Injuries
What appear to be insurmountable challenges could face victims of catastrophic injuries. These challenges may come in the form of medical expenses, the loss of income or a career, a partial or complete disability, chronic pain and suffering, or the reduction in enjoyment of life. Whatever the challenge, the person responsible should be held accountable. For many victims of catastrophic injuries, they may never see “normal” again, and may never see their dreams and hopes for the future realized. If you or a loved one is a victim of a catastrophic injury caused by the negligence of another, you are entitled to seek compensation for expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.Getting the Legal Help You Deserve Following Your Accident with Catastrophic Injuries
The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates are highly skilled in helping those who have suffered harm rebuild their lives and move forward in the best way they can, offering exceptional legal advice and guidance. Because extremely high damages are common in catastrophic injury cases, it is particularly important that you retain a Jackson, Mississippi personal injury law firm with an established record of proven success. The Coxwell & Associates attorneys will explore every possible source of liability to ensure you get the damages you deserve, following your catastrophic injury. Contact Coxwell & Associates today for a free consultation. For additional information on Catastrophic Injuries, see below:
- What is a Catastrophic Injury?
- Different Types and Causes of Catastrophic Injury
- Damages Associated with Catastrophic Injuries
- Lifelong Treatment and Management of a Catastrophic Injury
- Catastrophic Injuries Involving Paralysis
- Liability Involved with Catastrophic Injuries
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Lifelong Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Amputations and Traumatic Limb Loss
- Need to Know: Life Care Plans